AWARD WINNING BELLY DANCER!
Alluring, passionate, mesmerizing, graceful, elegant, energetic and hypnotic are some of the adjectives used by many to describe Dimitra's dancing. She's known as "Belly dancer Extraordinaire!"
Dimitra's talent and passion for the art of Bellydance will light up the spirit of your party and she will raise the energy of the party with her exciting, family-appropriate and fun Bellydance Entertainment.
Dimitra, born and raised in Greece, has performed in Milwaukee and Chicago restaurants, festivals(AHEPA Greek Fest), private parties, corporate events,hospitals, Carnival cruise ships, Summerfest, at the WI State Fair and at an Elvis Tribute Artist event in 2012, at Serb Hall in Milwaukee, as "Little Egypt" . You can view that video by going to "youtube" and typing in " excerpt from elvis fest serb hall"...Dimitra has also performed in Mexico.
Dimitra performed for Xeno's birthday in 2013.(Xeno is the first lead singer from Cheap Trick) and on July 6th, 2013 she opened at Shank Hall for Harvey Scales(nationally known R&B vocalist/songwriter whose song "Disco Lady" went platinum), and she also performed with Harvey scales as "Disco Lady" at Summerfest (world's largest music festival) on the BMO Harris stage (second largest stage there).
You can view Dimitra's videos on Gigmasters and by going on "youtube" and typing in "Dimitra belly dance" and a number from 1-32
Dimitra chooses from 50 beautiful costumes and uses many props in her shows such as, swords, canes, veils, fan veils,Isis wings, tambourines and finger cymbals and even performs while standing and balancing on a doumbek drum and does the same on wine goblets. Dimitra also performs with a BOA CONSTRICTOR for an additional fee.
Dimitra has danced to Greek, Arabic, Moroccan, Turkish, Indian, Persian, Nubian, Italian, American and even Irish music and she will dance to any other ethnic music upon request.
Dimitra has performed Bollywood style dances learned from popular Indian movies.
Dimitra has competed in pageants and has won the talent portion of the competition with her dancing. In 2007, she placed as 3rd runner-up in talent in the Mrs. Midwest America's Beautiful Star pageant, and in 2008 she won first place in talent in the Mrs. Wisconsin All american Achievement pageant. In June, 2014 she competed in the Milwaukee Golden Idol talent competition and finished 2nd runner up!.
Performances can be customized to the theme of your event and the guests are always encouraged but are never forced to join Dimitra on the dance floor.
Dimitra was the house dancer for 2 years at Mr. Gyros restaurant in West Allis, WI, she is CURRENTLY the house dancer at the Espana Tapas House in downtown Milwaukee, at Dopp's Bar and Grill in West Allis, and at Two Brothers restaurant in Franklin. She has danced at the following restaurants in Milwaukee: Sababa Middle Eastern restaurant, Casablanca on Brady, Tulip, Terra, Bert's, at the Down and Over in Bay View, at the Whammy Bar in West Allis, Mug Z's in Muskego, at the Apollo (during State Fair) and at the Greek Village Taverna in Schamburg, IL.
Below is what Kathy Nichols had to say about Dimitra's dancing at the ARTBEAT IN THE SPRING event, May, 2012.
Spring 2012 Artbeat: A Review by Kathy Nichols...."Closing out the night was belly dancer Dimitra who floated across the floor barefoot and in a traditional bellydance top, skirt, and veil. Her use of zills (finger cymbals) complimented the music coming from the bellydance coins attached to her ornate costume as she flowed across the performance area, shifting her hips in time with the music."
Here's an excerpt from what CP Peppas, a freelance journalist, wrote about Dimitra in an online article named, "Dimitra gives a history lesson with every dance."
"There is Cher.
Celebrities whose first name is all you need to know.
In the world of belly dancing in the greater Milwaukee and Chicago areas, there is Dimitra.
Dimitra is in the pantheon in her particular art form because she is just that good.
It's also easier to fit on a marquee than Dimitra Skanavis Anderson.
If you haven't seen Dimitra perform yet, you are in for a real treat.
....She gives a little history lesson with every dance, including country of origin like her native Greece, Egypt, Morocco, India and the Far East...."